Prince William and Prince Harry were present at the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

A statue of the late Princess Diana has been unveiled on the grounds of Kensington Palace to mark what would have been her 60th birthday.

Both Prince William and Prince Harry were present at the small ceremony where the statue was revealed to the public for the first time. It took two years to complete the statue, sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadly who is known for his portrait of the Queen that appears on the coins of Britain and Australia, and depicts the Princess surrounded by three young children.

The People’s Princess

Princess Diana’s family, including her sisters and brother Earl Spencer, were also present for the historic unveiling, however, no speeches were made. Instead, a statement was shared by her sons, highlighting the meaning behind the statue.

“Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength, and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better,” they wrote.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy. Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison, and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”

A Unique Choice

Some have questioned the inclusion of three unidentified children in the statue, but others have applauded the move, saying it emphasises both Princess Diana’s humanitarian work and her ability to relate to even the youngest members of society.

For Prince William and Prince Harry, it’s hoped that the statue will provide a source of unity in what have been tense times between the pair.

“The fact that their mother is there you know in a real physical sense perhaps you know in the evening when the grounds are shut they could easily come here for a moment of quiet reflection,” sculptor Rank-Broadley said.

We certainly hope that the statue not only serves as a reminder of Princess Diana’s incredible legacy, but also her most important role as a mother.

What do you think of the statue of Princess Diana? Let us know in the comments!

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  • A beautiful idea but not as well done as I would have expected.


  • A beautiful statue and tribute to a lovely human being


  • She was a wonderful and inspiring woman indeed !


  • A beautiful memorial, with Diana surrounded by 3 children (one is obscured in this photo) representing her love for all, just as she loved everyone as she lived she will always be remembered as the Peoples Princess,.


  • I think it’s a wonderful tribute to a wonderful princess and a very caring lady. I believe she was a princess for the people and wish she was still around to see her boys married and spend time with her grandchildren. My only question is where is the third child in the statue?


  • I really think she was an amazing human being. I was surprised at the girl, as I thought the statue was supposed to reflect Diana with her 2 sons. But a great memorial to her.

    • I think it emphasises both Princess Diana’s humanitarian work and her ability to relate to even the youngest members of society (not in specific her own children).


  • What a lovely gesture!! Happy 60th Birthday Diana!!


  • Happy heavenly 60th birthday Diana. What a lovely tribute. She was a force for good around the world, still sadly missed. Taken way too early.


  • It’s a nice gesture, but a little strange having children that aren’t her own in the statue with her


  • A lovely tribute to the People’s Princess.
    She would have been smiling to see her beautiful boys together again and would be truly hoping they can mend those broken bridges


  • I think it is a lovely tribute to Princess Diana & a beautiful setting to go & reflect on her life. I was a little disappointed that the face on the statue looks masculine though as she was very beautiful.


  • It’s an impressively made statue.


  • This is so lovely and such a nice gesture for what would have been a milestone birthday.
    So sad what happened to her, she was such a beauty – outside as well as in!


  • Diana was so loved and this statue shows her care and love. Diana was not only beautiful on the outside, but beautiful on the inside. Still miss her. ????

    • I am so pleased that the statue focuses on inner beauty rather than outer beauty.


  • I love this statue; it is low key and earthy and incredibly detailed. It has a relatable quality with no hint of elitism.


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